Telling Time

Use the Finch as the hands of the clock to practice telling time!

Create a paper clock, with numbers labeled, and use your Finch as the hour or minute hand to practice telling time. Thanks to Becky Strand from Cambridge-Isanti Schools for this fabulous activity idea!

BEGINNER: Outputs Only

Required Lessons: Moving and Turning

Program the Finch to turn to a point on the clock that answers a question or challenge (e.g. “Show me what the hour hand would look like at 3:30”). The Finch should turn counterclockwise, just like hands move on a clock! Use lights to signify when the Finch is in the correct position. 

Students can answer questions or challenges from a teacher, make their way through flash cards, challenge each other in teams, or have other students try to guess the time that they are showing.


  • Paper and markers to draw clock